2.09.2009

Valentine Memories

Do you remember those school Valentines Day parties? Remember the cookies or cupcakes that would be frosted in pink, red, & white with sprinkles? We always had Valentine punch too. I think that is where I first learned to love punch of any kind. One of my kind commentors, Michelle from Rose Petals and Blooms remembers making beautiful Valentine boxes out of shoe boxes. This caused me to think back & remember even more.

I remember the sweet Valentines that I would work on before the big day. They always came in a plastic covered box which would be full of beautiful sweet Valentines. I always worked so hard to find just the right Valentine for each student in my class. I always saved my very favorite ones for my closest friends & for the teacher. The Valentines below are vintage ones that I found at a garage sale for 50 cents each. They are dated in the 1920's . I believe they were addressed to a teacher.



This one had a sweet surprise when you opened it up. It opened to reveal the pink ball below and popped up like those pop up books that I so loved as a child.


This little beauty is not in perfect condition, but I don't expect perfection. Charm for me is far more important. Sometimes imperfections give vintage items the very charm I look for.


This sweet girl has movable eyes that exchange the expression on her face a bit and her arms move giving the impression that she is reading. I just love the Valentines that have movable parts. I think she is missing part of her bow from her head. Maybe one of those little boys pulled it.



This little sweetie has a fan that is movable.


This precious little boy has an arm that drops the heart valentine into the book to be pressed.


The Valentine below was bought for me by my Dear Husband one year for Valentines Day. It was already framed in the little gold frame. I hang it year round. It is one of my very favorite things.

Do any of these things bring back fond Valentine memories for you? I hope so.
Debbie

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18 comments:

Stacey said...

I'm glad you are back...I was getting worried. We love Valentine's at our house. Your cards are beautiful. The one your husband gave you is really special.

avagdro said...

Thank you TexasDaisey, some wonderful collections of cards indeed.Thanks for the artwork too besides wish you all in advance a joyful Valentine's day.

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Girly Stuff said...

I love the vintage cards you have! Happy V-day!

Lady-in-the-Making said...

Hi Debbie! Yes, I remember all of those wonderful things! The cards are so pretty. I miss Valentine's Day parties! :) With the decorated shoebox you kept on your desk when everyone exchanged Valentines at the afternoon party with the room mother there! :)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh what beautiful fun memories! this post was so sweet , I love falling back in time! I still remember getting nervous in school to hand all mine out, oh what innocents we were :)

Thanks so much for bringing me back a bit , and for such beautiful nostalgia !! Hugs, Cynthia

Nancy said...

Such sweet, sweet memories. Thank you!

Susan S. said...

Oh yes....your blog brings back many Valentine's memories. I love the vintage ones...so pretty. The school parties were so fun even if it was just cookies and punch. We were easy to please. We would work on our Valentine's bag or box for several art classes the week of V-Day....Of course that was my favorite part since I love ART!!!

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Hi Debbie, I adore your vintage Valentine cards! I'm a collector as well, they just don't make them like they use to!

Thank you so much for mentioning and linking me on your post, I feel very honored that you did that for me!!

You know, when my grandaughter attended elementary and middle school, they forbid class parties!? The cafeteria would prepare individual bags containing an apple, cookie and juice for each student as a substitute. It's sad that she never experienced the thrill of exchanging gifts and cards for the holidays with other students.

She and I always decorated a shoebox together though, then it would be waiting for her when she arrived home with sweet gifts tucked inside. Good memories!

Thanks again Debbie, I will add you to my blog links tonight, I so enjoy reading your posts~
xo
Michelle

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Hi Debbie! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind thoughts. Things slowly improve here and people are so generous with helping the victims of the fires. It will be a long journey for so many.
By the way, love the Valentines, especially the little boy with the heart! Very sweet, thanks for sharing!
Best wishes, Irene x

Lilly's Life said...

These are amazing. We never did anything like this at school. I love those cards. Thank you for sharing them with us and thank you for visiting my blog. I am going to go and visit your other blogs now.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Those are all adorable. cherry

Melly said...

Hi Debbie!!

wow!!! I love the cards they are just so gorgeous.

I thought you said you were new at blogging, golly looks like you've been at it for years and you got other blogs as well how do you do it?? Hmmm are you wonder woman??
hehe

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog it is just the best getting comments..like little kisses from heaven :D
Have a super duper sweet, God blessed Valentines Day!

Love Melly:)

Leslie said...

My goodness, your blogs are beautiful - especially this one! :)

Terry Lee said...

Hi Debbie!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I LOVE your blog ... it's so lovely. Your Valentines are too precious. Love those vintage cards!

I'm going to add you to my blogroll ... I want to keep in touch!

Hugs and Happy V-day!

Terry Lee

Donna said...

How cool to see a blog from Seymour Texas my birth place!

texasdaisey said...

Glad to hear it Donna, It is a good place to live.
Debbie

Liz said...

Oh I love those little girl Valentins! I just purchased a CD with tons of sweet vintage images. You'll be seeing those on my blog soon. I loved making those little shoe box Valentines day drop boxes. Do Kids still do that?

Happy Valentines Day, you sweet blooger you!

~Liz

myshabbyroses said...

It looks like you've collected a bunch of sweet Valentine cards.
I remember decorating a shoe box for Valentine's Day, those were good memories!
Thank you for dropping by and saying, "Hi".